Matters remain pretty much at a stand-still in the vicinity of Suffolk
, so far as we have any information.
It in reported that the enemy are completely devastating the country within their lines.
On Wednesday of last week a detachment of 75 Yankee, with two pieces of artillery, landed on the Nansemond river
at Holladay's Point, and burned the residences of Peter Houseman
, Thos. Wilkiness
, and John T. Pender
They also fired a dwelling on the farm belonging to the estate of the into Albert Shivers
, but the flames were extinguished by the ladies on the promises before the house was consumed.
Without a moment's notes to the inhabitants, mother party on the same day set fire to a portion of the village of Chuckatuck
, in Nansemond county
, and destroyed several houses.